Tag: English

What I Learned Today 12/2/14

Minecraft Homeschool: Ancient Civilization I learned a bunch so far this week about ancient civilization. People say “a barrel of a gun” because the way you make a barrel is the way the first cannons were made. A crayfish is an iron thing with multiple cutting blades at the front and back and spikes on the four wheels it had.…

What I Learned Today 11/21/14

Pre-Algebra: I completed my Alcumus sections, the homework challenge problems, and the exercises in the book. The homework is harder now because I have to write out long answers with explanations and use a math language program called Latex so I can make all the special symbols. Big History Project Ch 4: 1. I learned that the real name for…

What I Learned Today 11/14/14

Non-Fiction Writing: Remember that story I wrote for the Practical Homeschooling magazine? I just found out I got published! It will be in the next issue. I won a big spaceship sticker book, too! Here is my story if you don't remember: Topic: Your long-lost great uncle left you enough money to open your own store. Tell us about it.…

What I Learned Today 11/5/2014

Grammar: I learned about the two parts of a sentence. There is a subject, which is what the sentence is about, and the predicate, which is what we are saying about the subject. My mom wrote out sentences that I had to cut where the subect ends and the predicate starts. You need to be careful because a subject isn't…

What I Learned Today 11/3/2014

Ancient Civilization: Today I started Minecraft Homeschool class, Castles and Cannons. The main theme for the first two weeks is peasants. I learned a lot of things about them. I learned that peasants were forced to work in exchange to keep their land and had to give everything they got from 50 days out of the year. Most people now…

What I Learned Today 10/29/14

Geography: I worked on my map of the USA today. I colored the borders red. I colored each state a different color and put a dot where the capital city is, then I will write in the capital city. I put the state abbreviations inside the states. I have to finish the rest, color the rivers dark blue, shade the…

What I Learned Today 10/28/14

Pre-Algebra: I did SOOOO much math today!!! Division was a very long section with lots of rules. It uses everything I learned about addition, subtraction, multiplication, negation, and reciprocals. I didn’t pretty good on my exercises. Definition: let a and b be numbers such that b is not zero then the quotient a divided by b is defined as a…

What I Learned Today 10/20/2014

Cub Scouts: I went on my first Cub Scout camping trip at Camp Grimes this weekend. I took all the stuff Poppa and Meme sent me and the tent and sleeping bags and stuff Grama Tina, Grama Hilma, Grandpa Ernie, and my mom and Debrin got me, so it was good our tent was big. They had these wooden platforms…

What I Learned Today 10/16 & 10/17/2014

These two days were really busy getting ready for my weekend first cub scouts camping trip and going to doctor appointments. When my mom has doctor appointments, she gives me my workbooks to do. So I worked on grammar. So far I learned about nouns, pronouns, and adjectives. I also studied for my vocabulary test, and I learned some Latin…

What I Learned Today 10/15/2014

Non-Fiction Reading & Writing: Today I chose an article from Dornob. If any trends couldn’t get weirder enough, now we have PyroPets! According to Dornob, “PyroPet is a family of animal shaped candles that each reveal a surprise within as they burn. The first PyroPet product is a cute little cat called “Kisa”. (“Kisa” means “kitty” in Icelandic). Sweet little…